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Hv cold, right sided sore throat, ear ache.Now moving to my chest. had a bad coughing spell & Now it feels like something is stuck in chest/throat.

Hv cold, right sided sore throat, ear ache.Now moving to my chest. had a bad coughing spell & Now it feels like something is stuck in chest/throat.

Symptoms: May suggest upper respiratory viral syndrome that may respond to warm fluids, expectorate, antipyretic/analgesic and physician follow up ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Wisdom tooth: Get your teeth checked for infection. It's on one side and you have bad breath. Good possibility it's from a localized source like a tooth since it's on one side, teeth will often refer pain to the ear and an infection can cause bad breath.

Based on just the information provided i'd look toward a lower tooth in the back of the mouth as a possible cause. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a sore throat, sore on the right side of my neck, earache in my right ear, and chills. What could be causing this? Also no fever, I actually have a low temp.

Hello, I have a sore throat, sore on the right side of my neck, earache in my right ear, and chills. What could be causing this? Also no fever, I actually have a low temp.

Infection: You have features suggesting a viral infection. Pain in the right neck is not usual. I would seek your MD and have your neck and ear examined. Best of luck ...Read more

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After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?

After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?

Reactive node: It sound's like you have a reactive lymph node. This is a lymph node that is doing it's job by enlarging to help get rid of the infections you've been suffering. It should be gone within 4 weeks. If it's not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat on left side; ear ache too. Ear was "plugged" up. No fever, some fatigue. No muscle stiffness/soreness. Currently uninsured. OTC remedies?

Sore throat on left side; ear ache too. Ear was "plugged" up. No fever, some fatigue. No muscle stiffness/soreness. Currently uninsured. OTC remedies?

OTC meds for URI : Avoid antihistamines like loratadine, zyrtec and Benadryl. Try using pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. Protect your stomach if you choose Advil by eating or taking antacids. Sudafed and Afrin can help open your nose and ears; use with caution if you have high blood pressure. Ear and throat infections can be serious. Look for a free clinic or low cost community health center if you get worse. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp stabbing pain in the back of my head on the left side, I've had a sore throat for 2 weeks, and an earache on left side.

Get seen: Don't wait, I suspect you have an undiagnosed infection, if it progresses you may get quite ill. It's really impossible to say based on your description. You have waited long enough- get an answer, a primary doctor or ENT can help. Get help and get better ...Read more

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Sore throat..Ear ache..Whays up?

Sore throat..Ear ache..Whays up?

Viral illness?: Since some of the nerves in the back of the throat also provide sensation to the ear canal you can experience referred pain in this fashion. Upper respiratory tract infections can also produce blockage of the eustacian tubes which run from the back of the throat to the middle ear and the pressure build-up can be painful and you could also be developing otitis media (middle ear infection). ...Read more

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Sore throat, ear ache & stiff neck what could this be?

Sore throat, ear ache & stiff neck what could this be?

If stiff neck means-: -just sore 2 move it around, not so stiff U can't turn it & is extremely painful. Probably a symptom of flu, but if also running a fever & chills, I would B check out by Ur PCP. If have a severely painful neck, fever, chills, more important 2 B Cn now, I always fear meningitis. ...Read more

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Sore throat & ear ache after filling a cavity, normal?

Sore throat & ear ache after filling a cavity, normal?

Sore throat: And ear ache. Several possibilities: the filling is high and needs to be adjusted; the decay was very close to the nerve and the tooth may be infected and need a root canal; your TMJ may be sore due to having your mouth open for a long time. All of these can cause pain that feels like an ear ache.
The sore throat is probably separate. If it doesn't go away in 2-3 days, check with your physician. ...Read more

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Day 14 w sore throat, ear ache. seen drs, they say it's viral, no antibios needed. it is flaming red and hurts. isn't 2 weeks too long for viral?

Sore throat x 2 week: Could be reflux or post nasal drip. Elevate head of bed,discuss use fo ranitidine or prilosec with doctor for reflux,discuss H pylori infection which can worsen reflux (note you have celiac which means compromised GI) discuss use of zyrtec for post nasal drip. Gargle with salt water. Since ear ache consider antibotics(Zpak)-other bugs like mycoplasma can cause sore throat . F/U w/ GI,ENT ...Read more

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I have 9mm nodule on thyroid.. Is it normal to have sore throat, ear ache, headaches and congestion.. ?

If you are: Trying to relate this to a 9mm thyroid nodule then you are somewhat off track. A thyroid nodule and what sounds like a self limited upper respiratory tract infection are unrelated conditions. ...Read more

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Hi i woke up this morning with a sore throat , ear ache , achey muscles and i also feel panicky when i breathe. What could it be or caused by thanks?

Viral infection: The complaints are typical of an upper respiratory viral infection. The panic is your anxiety to the fact that you are not feeling well. At age 18, with a normal immune system, you should recover with 10 to 14 days. If the symptoms get worse or last longer than 3 weeks, see your physician. Treatment is supportive such as liquids, Vit C, rest, time and do not worry. ...Read more

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Help! what can be the cause of a sore throat, ear ache, white coating on tongue with blisters, bumps?

Help! what can be the cause of a sore throat, ear ache, white coating on tongue with blisters, bumps?

Allergy/viral: Could be a sever allergic reaction to certain foods or meds. , of a viral infection or outbreak like herpes etc..
See a doctor for exams and a swale for testing. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more